S.W.A.T. (2017–…): Season 1, Episode 20 - S.W.A.T. - full transcript

The life of "Hondo" and his career are threatened when his off-the-books surveillance of his godson's kidnapper is discovered; Jim has trouble acclimating to his newly paroled mother.

Previously on SWAT...

We're targeting a huge fentanyl operation

being run out of Koreatown.

If you want your son back alive,

you'll meet us alone.

I knew you'd come.

The real top dog who
kidnapped Walsh's son

isn't even in custody... Jae Kim.

Officer, there's obviously
some sort of misunderstanding.

You went after a mother and son
who are like family to me.

He tried to do a full day
back at school last week.



Wasn't ready.

Well, getting kidnapped,
your life threatened,

a knife held to your neck
will mess you up a little bit.

It's just gonna take him
a little time to bounce back.

He's doing fine; I'm the
one that wasn't ready.

Haven't been able to let him
out of my sight since then.

It's not healthy.

I got to let him start being a kid again,

but Jae Kim turned our lives inside out.

Okay, listen to me.

We are very close to taking him down.

We just need that final piece.

We don't have one by now,
maybe we never will.

We are close, K.C.



Kim buttoned up his fentanyl
operation, but he's gonna have

to dip back in sooner or later.

And when he does, we're gonna be there.

And who's the new guy he's meeting with?

We don't have a name yet,

but his car is registered to the county.

He doesn't look like a big shot.

Maybe it's not about him,
but what he can access.

Either way, I aim to find out.

You said there were three.

My fault, I guess there are four.

You need to learn to keep track.

- Kitchen knives need to stay together.
- Oh.

I guess I'd better get rid of the shank

I stashed in the bathroom.

Hey, listen. You saw for yourself.

My weapons are all secure.
We got the gun safe.

We're following all the regulations.

We really need to go over cutlery?

I just... I got to get to work.

Oh, have your supervisor
sign this while you're there.

Oh.

I thought I could just
loop 'em in verbally.

Skip the formality.

Uh, nothing about parole's a formality.

LAPD needs to know if there's an officer

residing with a convicted felon.

Got it. It's not a problem, ma'am.

It is until I get that signature.

The judge wanted me
to be perfectly clear.

Don't expect favors because you're a cop.

I'm sorry. Were you doing me

some kind of favor that I missed?

If your mother violates parole
while living...

It's clear.

Perfectly, ma'am.

No alcohol.

Same thing goes for contraband,
obviously.

And if you're planning
on leaving Los Angeles County,

I need you to notify me at least...

Well, I know, after 18 years,

I'm sure there's plenty
to do here in this county.

That changes, notify me through the app

three days prior to travel.

See you next week, Karen.

Okay.

I'm sorry the fridge is so bare.

I did leave you some cash by your phone

if you want to get a bite
while you're out job hunting.

My pho... I don't know where my phone is.

Ma, it's-it's charging by your bed.

No, Jimmy, it's your bed. Okay?

I still don't feel right about this.

I-I'm gonna sleep on the couch.

I mean, I-I know that
I'm a burden to you.

- I can feel it.
- Ma.

Ma. Listen.

This is a fresh start for both of us.

Have a great day, okay?

- Hmm.
- Okay?

Okay.

Okay.

Here you go, man.

Go ahead. Thanks.

Health Department?

Property Assessment.

You're, um...

Forgive me, I'm blanking. Uh, remind me.

- Ian Peck.
- Ah.

We meet before?

No, no. We have a mutual friend.

Oh. Jae Kim.

You're, uh... in real estate, too?

I have an unfinished project with Kim.

Sounds much more lucrative
than my line of work.

Public sector.

Me, too.

LAPD.

You want to tell me what
you got cooking with Kim?

He owns property. I assess its
value, so we've crossed paths.

How often do you meet
with developers on Sundays

in deserted construction sites?

'Cause that seems pretty
damn suspicious to me.

It was just a simple meeting.

So if I was to dig
into your bank statements,

I wouldn't see any wire
transfers from Kim to you?

Any unexplained cash
hitting your account?

Loyal till the end, huh?

All right, I get it, Kim's the money.

I'm a guy you just met
in a men's bathroom.

I mean, what's he doing?

Setting you up with his stable

of a-thousand-dollar-an-hour lawyers?

I mean, he's got to be.

I mean, why else would you be
headed down this road?

- I don't have any lawyers.
- You don't?

Do you really think
that some public defender's

gonna keep you from doing hard time?

Hard time?

If anyone should be doing
hard time, it's...

Listen.

Kim is not just some...

No, no. It is impossible
to tie him to anything.

He's too connected.

Not for me, he's not.

Kim's gonna screw you
the next time he needs to,

and if he doesn't, I will.

So why not screw him first?

His name's plastered on buildings.

He wins awards. He-he cuts ribbons.

But no one knows how bad he really is.

Oh, I do. Trust me, I do.

I just need proof.

So what's Peck handing over?

Forged deeds, permits, you name it, K.C.

That Pico-Corridor project

was just Kim's latest scam, apparently.

Peck forged documents
to overvalue his property?

Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Well, my guess is, when Kim put
Pico-Corridor up as collateral,

he needed to make sure it was enough

to secure a $25 million loan.

He was hard up for cash

after we made that
fentanyl bust, but that loan,

it comes due tomorrow.

So, what do we nail Kim on?

Real estate fraud?

He deserves to go away for far worse,

but he's been sitting on
the rest of his fentanyl supply

since that bust.

So this might be our best chance
to put that son of a bitch away

for a decade or more.

When do you want to go public with this?

LAPD might not be so thrilled we
found something they couldn't.

Off the books doesn't mean illegal.

A smoking gun is still
a smoking gun, K.C.,

and trust me,

they'll be happy to have the bust.

Even if it's uncovered
by a retired DEA agent

- and an off-duty cop?
- Even then.

Peck says to meet him
at the diner in an hour.

Hondo, are you all right?

Hondo!

- Thank God you're all right.
- You got cut up.

- I'm still standing.
- Attaboy.

- I'm Hondo.
- John Burrows, RHD.

You want to run me
through what went down?

A car pulled up over there
by the stoplight.

I could tell something was off
with these three

before they opened fire,
so I punched the gas

and we ended up over there.

I got out and I dropped the
first shooter with two rounds.

The driver took a bullet to the
shoulder, but he kept his feet

and he fled east with the second shooter.

Here's the shell casings.

- Kimber's on its way to evidence.
- Some kind of road rage thing?

No, this was a planned hit
and I know who was behind it.

Jae Kim.

- The mogul developer guy?
- That's right.

I've been digging into Kim
on my free time.

- We've been doing surveillance on him.
- Who's we?

Me and K.C. Walsh.

- Retired DEA Agent Walsh?
- I told you three months ago

to leave the investigating

- to Narcotics.
- And I did.

But when I checked back in, they
hadn't moved the ball an inch.

What about you, sir?

Did you follow up with them
in any of this?

No, you didn't.

I handed you and Narcotics
Kim on a silver platter

and nobody did nothing, so I decided to.

And how would your little hobby
look if we were responding

to an officer killed call here?

I didn't let that happen.

Okay.

Get cleaned up and head back to HQ.

HQ? No. You're not pulling me
off this right now, sir.

You're both our victim
and our only witness,

so you're not staying in the field.

- Hondo, you know the protocol.
- Waive it.

So you can keep playing cowboy? Denied.

Get whatever intel you have
to Burrows and assist from HQ.

Glad you're okay, boss.

Yo, who did this? Do you remember the guy

behind the kidnapping
of K.C. Walsh's son?

What, Jae Kim? The-the
rich developer dude?

Fentanyl ring went down, Kim never did.

How do you know he did this?

I kept digging into his businesses

and clearly I hit a nerve.
He sent his goons after me.

Look, I need your help.

Did you hear anything on the way
over here that we can use?

Gun and vehicle are scrubbed.

No ID on the dead shooter.

- He got any ink?
- Wolf head on his shoulder blade.

- Profetas.
- Yeah, definitely the Profetas.

- Are they still in Boyle Heights?
- They got caught up in a turf war,

moved to South Gate.

Well, wherever they are,
the driver's got a bullet

in his shoulder,
so he ain't getting too far.

All right, look.

Hicks wants me anchored at HQ.

Street, there's a box
in my den at my house.

You take Chris with you,
you get it to Burrows.

- He's running point for RHD.
- All right.

These Profetas, how do you
want us to go after 'em?

The enemy of your enemy is
never a bad place to start.

Know what I'm saying?

- So it's not considered snitching.
- No?

Hey, Roscoe. I know you?

Busted your brother last year.

What's that got to do with me? New girl?

Was about to find out.

I didn't do anything
to deserve this parade,

so why y'all bothering me, dawg?

You know anything about
an attempted hit on a cop

about a mile that way?

Nope. Nope. I've been here all day, dawg.

You can ask anybody.

Well, we got reason to think
Los Profetas were involved.

Now, do I look like a
freaking Los Profetas to you?

More like a One-Niner.

Profetas have been moving in on
you and your crew, haven't they?

There's been some encroachment, yeah.

So it wouldn't be the worst thing
if they happened to get raided.

- Raided?
- By us.

Today. You tell us where they might

be posted up, you give us some good intel

on what we might find that's
good enough for a judge...

And we take 'em down.

Now hold on, let me get this straight.

Y'all came all the way down here
just to give me the chance

to make some Los Profetas miserable?

Hell.

Why didn't y'all just say so?

Photos, dates.

Sergeant Harrelson documented
a dozen afterhours meetings

Kim had over the last two months.

It's so thorough.

Hondo doesn't do half-assed.

Is there enough here to charge Kim?

Well, the time codes
on these wire transfers

match up with most
of Hondo's meeting log,

but there's nothing
we could prosecute for, yet.

And there is no sign
of this Ian Peck at that diner.

Hey, uh, think Hondo
might've got too deep here?

I think Kim has no clue
who he's messed with.

Something wrong?

Hey.

18 years really is a long time.

This place is really the future.

All you need is, like, flying cars.

What are you doing here?
H-How did you get inside?

Oh, the guy at the front
is a bit of a talker...

so, guess what.

One of the jobs
that I applied for, they called,

and they want to meet me, today.

♪ Your mama is still employable. ♪

That is great, but you can't

just show up here and scam your way

inside the building, I mean, I could get

in serious trouble for this.

I-I didn't think
that visiting my son was a scam.

I-I just wanted to see where you work.

I mean, I didn't lie or anything.

You're just out on parole.

It's not really a good look
for me right now, that's all.

Okay.

Well, um...

I brought you this, because
you need to have it signed,

And you know, I mean,

I don't want to cause
any trouble for you.

Okay, thank you.

So...

- So should I leave that way?
- Yeah.

That'd be great.

I put one of those
stereos in my car, man.

It sounds great.

- LAPD! Get on the ground now!
- LAPD! SWAT!

- Don't move! Don't move!
- A Code 4 here!

Right side clear!

- Give me a two!
- Two!

Looks like stolen stereo equipment.

- Ride side clear!
- Got a wounded suspect in here.

I'll get an R/A rolling.

Let me see those pearly yellows.

Get that thing out of my face.

- Where's the other guy?
- Don't know no other guy.

The shooter that got away, Gabriel.

It's time for you to talk.

Go to hell.

Hey.

Know the cop that you guys
tried to kill this morning?

The bad news is he's not dead.

Worse news is, he just ID'd you
as the getaway driver.

One shooter's dead, and if
you're the only guy on trial...

I didn't shoot at no cop.

The driver is just as responsible

as the guys slinging the bullets,

so unless you know where
the missing shooter is...

Diego Perez.

Big guy, gold teeth.

I picked him up last night.

He came in from Vegas to pull the job.

Contract killer?

Kim's trying to keep clean.

Kim? Who's she?

So he tries to kill you,

but we still don't have enough
to make an arrest?

We will, K.C. Listen.

That $25 million dollar loan
Kim took out,

there's something I can put into motion.

Loan?

We need to find Peck.

He's the one
with the Pico Corridor papers.

That's what's gonna put Kim away
and keep Calvin safe.

Look, just hang tight, all
right? I got the rest of my team

working on this, let us do our thing.

APB's out on Diego Perez,
haven't gotten a hit yet.

He's probably got an alias.
Maybe we can get Rocker

to put some pressure on our
driver once he's out of surgery.

I grounded you. Where you going?

CAPO unit needs me to sign
a statement over in Legal.

Ah, right, right, right, okay.

Well, give Marty my best.

Then get back here.

Hey, there he is.

Thanks for coming.

Have a seat.

About that paperwork...

Excuse me, ma'am.

- You Carolyn Shaw?
- Mm-hmm.

VP of Corporate Loans?

What's this about, Officer?

It's, uh, "Sergeant," actually.

I just have a question
about your clients, Jae Kim.

If your bank was to loan him 25 million,

you'd be the one to
sign off on it, right?

Well, I don't discuss
individual clients...

Look, I shouldn't tell you this,
but before you get

more wrapped up in the Jae Kim business,

I think you should know
he's under investigation.

Investigation for what?

Money laundering, drug trafficking,

attempted murder of a police
officer, take your pick.

Now, I'm not supposed to
do this favor for you.

I could really get in a lot of
trouble warning you like this,

but I'd hate to see his problems
drag your bank down with him.

I can't believe it,
I was just about to approve

an extension on his loan payment.

Well, I'm no banker, but I'd
think twice before you do that.

Kim's going down.

You didn't hear that from me.

Thank you.

Have a nice day.

Yeah, it's me.

You told me...

He looks really pissed.

Yeah, I'm guessing

he's just found out he's gonna

have to pay back that loan

by tomorrow morning.

So what Hondo's next move?

Roll the back window down, please.

You remember me?

The officer who dropped in on
one of my meetings a while back.

Sure, I remember.

I never did get your name.

It's Daniel Harrelson, SWAT.

Just wondering how your
day is going so far.

You really shouldn't meddle

in another person's private business.

Yeah, maybe you should've taken
your own advice four months ago.

I just want you to know,

the next time we see each other,

you will be wearing cuffs.

I hope you enjoy the time you have left.

Peck's county car has a parking pass,

and building's owned
by one of Kim's LLCs.

The guy's on Kim's payroll.

Seems like Sergeant Harrelson
was onto something.

That him?

Ian Peck. Okay, that's not good.

Somebody's still here.

K.C.?

No.

I-I found him like that.

Against the wall.

I was gonna call it in,

I just hadn't had a chance to do...

Now. Wait a second.

What...?

Did Peck come after you? Did you
kill him in self-defense?

You were found alone with the
victim, you didn't call it in.

You were there illegally.

We found you searching the place.

How do you explain that?

I got his address,
I went there to get the papers

he said would incriminate
Jae Kim and I found him dead.

I was gonna call it in,
but I wanted to see

if the paperwork was still there first.

I shouldn't have done it, but...

- She didn't kill him.
- I understand

why you believe that, but
that's not how it looks.

Kim made sure K.C.
came across Peck's address.

And I don't know how,
but he set her up to get to me.

If that's true, traipsing around I.A.

with your moonlighting gal pal
put her in that chair,

and got us no closer to nailing Kim

than we were in the first place.

You know what guilty looks like,

and you know she didn't kill that guy.

I'm homicide. On the scale of mysteries,

this isn't much of one.

Walsh was in the room with the body.

Why would she want to kill Peck?

He was our key to taking Kim down.

You want to prove it was someone
else? Prove it was someone else.

I know you think this real
estate guy is behind all this...

Real estate's his shell, man.

Kim oversees one of the biggest
drug operations in the city.

Half the civic leaders in town
send Kim Christmas cards.

Need more than your opinion

to take on a guy that plugged in.

He's right. I've never
gotten calls like I have

in the past few hours.

- Me, either.
- From who?

People with pull at City Hall.

Oh, come on, that's just Kim
calling in favors,

trying to shut me down.

Or maybe he feels like
you got a vendetta,

and haven't exactly been
following the rules.

If I give Marty in Legal a call,

is he gonna confirm that you
stopped by his office earlier?

I know when I'm getting the runaround.

From you and Walsh.

So let me be clear:
You're locked in the building

till we get to the bottom of this.

I know how close you are to K.C.,

but she doesn't have
a badge anymore, Hondo.

And that's why I needed to help her.

Kim being free is messing
with her and her son...

he's my godson.

You sure no lines got crossed?

Nothing Hicks can get you for?

Are you asking me
if I got my hands dirty?

I think I kept them clean enough.

I thought we had trust.

Why didn't you tell me
what you were doing?

We do have trust.

Maybe I thought I was protecting you.

Rocker sure about this?

Well, he said our getaway
driver's amnesia lifted

as soon he woke up handcuffed to the bed.

And our second shooter's traveling

under a different name.

But still a big guy with a goatee?

Big guy, goatee and
a bus ticket to Vegas.

That our guy?

- Hey.
- Hey!

Give me your hands!

- Give me your hands.
- Puta.

Shut up.

Got him?

How much do you think is in there?

- Got to be 15 large.
- 20.

What's that, the going rate
for killing cops?

Here you go, kid.

What happened to your face?

I just got in a little fender bender.

It's nothing.

Why'd the police come and pick me up?

What's my mom doing back there?

Well, since your grandmother's
in Colorado, your mom

asked me to send
a couple guys to pick you up

while she answers a few questions.

- Why can't I see her?
- As soon as she's done helping us

with our case, you can.

I thought she was retired.

She is. But this particular case

is really important to your mom,
and we need her help.

Hey, how about you quit
with the 20 Questions,

you make me look good
and start your grammar.

You know your mom's-a wring my neck

if she thinks I'm letting you slack.

And eat.

Eat.

You're a hell of a godfather.

Kid makes it easy.

Is there anything we can do for him?

Just keep it a regular day
until we figure out

how to get K.C. out of this.

Speaking of that, come with me.

Hondo, I heard what happened.
I'm glad you're okay.

I appreciate that, Commissioner.

A few months ago, Michael
got a call from Jae Kim.

He said a SWAT officer showed up

at an investor meeting
and stepped over the line.

Kim said he felt threatened,

asked me to look into the situation.

I told Kim if he came after
K.C. Walsh or her son again,

I was gonna pay him a visit.
Nothing more to the situation.

Are you sure?

'Cause when I checked in with Narcotics,

they said you got pretty
heated with them, too.

For not taking Jae Kim down.

So when I spoke to Kim again, he said...

Wait a minute. Again? When?

Hold up, are you the reason Kim
knew I was looking into him

for the past couple of months?
The reason I got shot at today?

That's not what I intended.
I never would've spoken to Kim

if there was an actual investigation,

but apparently this was you
and an ex-federal agent

looking into things on your own?

I didn't know about it.

Why should you?
You sit on an oversight board.

You don't work in the field.

Doesn't mean you get
to walk into a boardroom

- and threaten someone.
- I didn't threaten him.

I know a some people who were there.
Sounded like threats to them.

I know you're smart enough
not to break the rules,

but don't tell me
you didn't bend them here.

Jae Kim was behind the kidnapping

of a ten-year-old boy.

If you could prove that,
he'd be behind bars.

Or maybe he just has

too many friends like you
covering his ass.

Come on, Commissioner.

Don't even try to play
like you haven't heard

the rumors of Kim being dirty.

We've had a few business
dealings in the past,

but we're hardly friends.

As for rumors, they're rumors.

You try working in construction
without dealing with someone

who's a little questionable.
You'd never build anything.

The only thing I'm trying
to build here, sir...

Both of you need to stop.

Michael, Kim tried to have Hondo killed.

Hondo, Michael's not the enemy.
We need to get on the same page.

Yeah, and what page is that?

You recognize him?

Bag of cash came from somewhere.
Want to tell us who paid you?

Nice profit for an unfinished job.

Who asked you to take me out?

I recognize you.

You pulled a SIG P228.

Life gets real bad when you go at a cop,

but lucky for you, I just want
the guy who hired you.

I don't know him.
Never talked to the guy.

Well, that's not good enough, Diego.

Looks like you're gonna do time
for everybody on this. Let's go.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Look, listen, look. You want the guy?

All right, you got him.

Now you obviously got a name,
so go ahead and tell me

and I'll repeat it
to whoever you want me to.

Whisper a name in my ear.

That's not how we do things here.

Hey. Heard Diego wouldn't give Kim up.

Couldn't.

Kim put enough layers between
'em to keep him in the clear.

So why'd this hitman still get paid?

'Cause he changed his target to Ian Peck.

If Diego killed Peck, that means
K.C.'s off the hook, right?

They're getting him on the record now,

but yeah, K.C. should get released.

Great. Hey, could we talk for a sec?

Shoot.

So my mom's staying with me
since she got out,

and everything's great,
but since I'm a cop,

there's this form.
It's kind of a formality.

I just need approval.

To live with a felon.
It's not a formality.

Nice try.

So you're not gonna sign for me?

Look, like Annie tells the kids,

don't take three rights to make a left.

Your superior officer needs to sign it.

That's Hondo.

Have you heard of the Chandler Club?

Yeah, that's that
members-only lounge downtown.

Old money L.A. dinosaurs.

New money, too. Kim's a member.

He just booked a room at the club

to pitch some high-end development

on Alvarado to investors.

Oh, okay, so that $25 million
loan's due tomorrow,

and he's out shaking the tree
trying to find some cash.

He's desperate. Maybe we can
turn that into a bust.

How?

Michael Plank got an invitation.

Plank... No, no. Hell no.
I don't trust him.

Well, I do.

Looks like Kim rotates
the same six properties

among his LLCs every few years.

I still can't prove it in court,

but he is laundering money for a cartel.

The real estate's just a way
of hiding the drug profits.

These cash injections
make no sense otherwise.

Company's built on sand.

It's built on fentanyl.

Appreciate you giving me the chance

to show you I can help here.

You can thank Cortez.

Commissioner, you want to help?

Could come with some real danger, though.

He went after a kid
last time and me today.

When I got taken hostage in this armory,

your gut instinct helped save my life.

If your gut's right about Kim,

and I can help take him down,
then that's what I want to do.

What do you need me to do?

Without entrapping him,

I need you to get Kim to admit
that this development

is just a sham for washing dirty money.

I'm a police commissioner.

Why do you think he'd admit that to me?

He might not,

but he trusted you before
when it came to me.

You're gonna be one
of the richest men in the room.

Kim needs $25 million quick.

Test the microphone.

One-two.

Wow. I can't even feel it's there.

Don't touch your tie
like that, it's unnatural.

Unnatural is how covers get blown.

Kim's gonna be more likely
to say something incriminating

if he's comfortable.

Let him come to you.

Commissioner Plank.

Glad you came.

Missed you in Napa over New Year's.

Jackson Hole for me.

The holidays just seem wrong
without snow.

Excuse me. Yeah.

Hey.

Our team will be nearby, ready to go

if he slips or if things go sideways.

- Sideways?
- It can happen.

So my team's gonna be right
outside in the back alley.

We'll send Chris
undercover for your protection.

What if he figures out
I'm wearing a wire?

He won't. He's gonna want to believe you.

Just forget you're wearing one
and you won't screw up.

Excuse me.

He's about to start.

See if you can get closer.

Excuse me, folks.

Thank you for coming on short notice.

I can assure you the property development

on Alvarado is well worth your time.

- For those of you who haven't heard...
- Wine, sir?

My investor in China ran into

liquidity problems
after a government crackdown.

The result is

I have to replace his
$25 million share by tomorrow.

I realize it sounds aggressive.

I'll let you in on a secret.

This share is a $40 million value.

I'm in a delicate situation.

I'm offering

a once in a lifetime deal to my friends.

So please, have a drink, check the specs.

I'll circle around.

Hey, good to see you.

Michael.

You know

that police officer we discussed?

Paid me another uninvited visit today.

He really does

have quite the wrong impression of me.

I'm friendly with his
commander. I'll get her

to make sure he leaves you alone.

Focuses on his real job.

Thank you.

I got to be honest.

Buying a stake in Alvarado...

I'm intrigued.

You should be intrigued.

It's an awful lot on short notice,

but who wouldn't want to turn 25 into 40?

Just one thing I'm not sure about.

I'd have no problem

letting you invest anonymously, Michael.

No, that's not a problem.

Are we gonna get this guy or what?

He seems to think
he has Michael on the hook.

If better terms are what you want...

The terms are fine.

It's your Chinese investor.

Something doesn't quite add up
with that story.

I don't mind taking risks,

but I just need to know the real deal.

You tell me that,
I can get you the money.

Maybe we wouldn't be
good partners in this.

I really should make the rounds.

Excuse me, Commissioner.

He had him.

What happened? He was too direct.

Or he blew it on purpose.

Got a civilian doing a cop's job,

that's what happened.

We didn't have a choice.

We should get you out of here.

- I got to talk to him again.
- No, Michael.

It's time to go.

Door's right behind you, Michael.

Just give me one more shot.

HQ wants you out, Commissioner.

You duck out first.
I'll be right behind you.

Excuse me, everyone.

If I can have your attention?

What is he doing?

Love to offer a toast.

Jae...

you're one of the last
true titans of I.A. real estate.

You've made millions in this town.

Some would say
you've given even more back.

They'd be wrong.

You know Alvarado won't turn a profit.

It can't.

It's worth less than half
of its assessment.

You said this property

fell into your lap last month,

but you failed to mention
who you bought it from.

Yourself.

Really?

You're a con man.

I don't know if you've had
too much to drink...

My track record speaks for itself.

It's your word against mine.

Whoever invests with you
is throwing away their money.

Nice pivot, Commissioner.

Thanks.

I knew I blew the sting, so I figured

the least I could do was stop Kim

from raising the money
to pay that loan back.

After Kim stopped talking,

- I thought it was over.
- Yeah, me, too.

I just couldn't let Kim
sweet-talk someone else

into handing him a check.

So, figured I'd poison the
well for everyone there,

cut off any financial escape route.

Can't bust him,

at least keep him desperate.

Target's on your back now, too.
Same as Hondo.

Counting on the pros to
prove he's a criminal

before it comes to that.

Well, Kim's gonna fight
to the end. Burrows.

The Profetas that let our getaway driver

bleed all over their mattress...
where are they now?

So, why'd you bring me back here?

I told you I had no idea they shot a cop.

Before you started lifting stereos...

Profetas were the main distributors

for a fentanyl operation.

Only business went south
a few months ago. Am I right?

Supply dried up, man.

Jae Kim's supply.

Right.

I got a funny little feeling

the spigot's about to open up again,

so I need you to tell me when and where.

I do that, and I walk
out of here a free man?

Free as a bird.

Might have to make a few phone calls.

Well, let's get you a phone, then.

There's a shipping yard
right next to the port.

Something's going down right now.

Big dealer named Grasso.

Armin Grasso. Little Armenia.

That's the one. I guess he's been trying

to tap into the fentanyl market
for a while.

Just got his chance tonight.

Kim's making his move. He's unloading

his entire supply he's been sitting on

the past few months for fast cash.

That's got to be huge.

Like, $25 million worth of fentanyl?

Probably more. And there's no way

Kim won't be there personally
to oversee this exchange.

Let's move.

Hey,

you can't come with us.

Like hell I can't.

Hicks has you grounded.

- I'll beg for forgiveness later.
- The goal

is to bust Kim, not bust Kim
and get you suspended. Or worse.

I'm gonna be there when we take Kim down.

He went after my friend.

He went after our friend, too. You.

Look, we got this covered.

Let's not risk prosecution.

Come on, Hondo.

We got him.

We're gonna take Kim down.

All the way.

You'd do the same thing
for any one of us.

Go. Go.

Hear that?

Anything from the two vehicles?

- Not a peep.
- What about Kim? He show his face?

- Not yet.
- He's slippery.

If he doesn't show up to this,

we got nothing on him.

Keep looking. Three guys

in the truck on the right,

two in the car on the left.

We got 'em both covered.

Tan, how we doing on that line to HQ?

Should be up in a minute.

We got movement.

Anyone see Jae Kim?

Nope.

Got him.

Go ahead. Open it up.

Remember, we don't have anything

on Kim until he makes a deal.

The second he gives a nod, we pounce.

This place might explode, so be ready.

- We're all over it, boss.
- I know you are.

Okay, here we go.

- What is this? They're calling it off?
- Luca, you hear anything?

No, whispers are too low, and they didn't

teach Armenian at my high school.

These guys are either
about to make a deal,

or this place is about to go off.

That's $25 million at least. Here we go.

We can't move in
unless there's a confirmation.

A handshake will do.

So, do we have a deal?

Yeah, we got a deal.

Go! Now!

Move in! Move in!

We got him! Go!

LAPD!

- Freeze!
- LAPD!

- Hands up!
- Get to the car!

- Police!
- Get on him!

LAPD!

Drop your weapons now!

On the ground!

I got Kim!

Out of the car! Now!

I got him, Hondo.

I got him.

Bring his ass in.

Hey. What's up, Tanner?

Wait, what's going on?

633 Jackson Street.

Yeah, I know it.

All right, man. I'll be right there.

Feels nice, doesn't it?

Better than nice.

Don't send his kind away too often.

When we do, they don't
usually stay there.

I have a feeling this one will stick.

Hey, man.

Neighbor saw a trespasser.

When I got here, I saw a figure
climbing out the window.

Found her hiding in the bushes.

Thanks for calling me first, man.

We're really supposed
to take anyone we find

around here into the station.

You know this area.
No one's up to any good.

It's not gonna happen again.

We're really not supposed
to cut corners anymore.

Don't let me get burned for this, man.

You won't. You won't. I promise.

All right.

Thanks.

Why'd you come back here, Mom?

I had to get something.

I've seen this before.

Only thing I ever got from my mother,

except the temper.

When things got bad with your dad and me,

I just... I thought it would be
smart to have an exit strategy.

So I hid it under the floorboards. And...

Just... I couldn't
get back here until today, so...

I-I'm gonna pawn it, so that, you know,

you don't have to cover all my expenses

until I get a job.

A lot of memories in there.

You want to go inside?

No.

I never, ever meant for you to
have to grow up so fast, Jimmy.

I didn't. I mean,

your father was no good, but...

neither was I, sometimes.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

It's okay.

Things are better now.

Hmm?

I answered every question right,

but they didn't want me for that job.

I don't know how
I'm gonna make it out here.

Hey, champ.

- How you doing? You good?
- Yeah.

Hey, listen.

I want to tell you something,

and you got to promise
you'll always remember.

Promise.

Okay.

There's a word that you're gonna hear

that gets thrown around a lot in life.

"Hero."

Now, it's been watered
down over the years.

It's something we say when
somebody gives a good speech

or when somebody gets shot in the butt.

But, listen,

when a person sticks
with something for months

and doesn't care if they
never get any credit for it

or isn't afraid to take the heat

even though it's not their fault,

that's a real hero.

And that's exactly what your mom is.

- You understand?
- Yeah.

Good. Go let her know.

Ride's waiting out front.

The hotel's all set up.

Double beds, continental
breakfast, the works.

We'll have two officers posted
at your door

until things settle down.

You don't have to do this.

I didn't. Hondo did.

Hey.

Hey.

- You good?
- Yeah.

Yeah, I'm fine. I'm just, uh...

I'm relieved.

You guys did great out there.

Hey, uh...

can I ask you a favor?

Surprised you didn't ask Deac.

Oh, he didn't go for it, did he?

Said not to take three rights
to make a left.

Whatever that means.

So can you sign it?

Are you sure this is what's best for you?

I'm sure it's what's best for her.

Thanks.

There they are.

Real quick, everyone. Um...

I want to say something.

There's been times in my life

when I didn't feel
like people really had my back.

But what each one of you did
for me out there tonight...

Look, I-I really don't know what to say

except I'll never forget it.

Thank you.